More than 910 guests came together to raise more than $800,000 for City of Hope and honor two food industry leaders at the Pacific Northwest Food Industries Circle’s annual Harvest Celebration Ball in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 9.
|Scott Campbell accepts his Lifetime Achievement Award from Mike Ellis, president of Fred Meyer. (Photo by Barry Peterson)|
Craig Calton, former vice president of sales and marketing at Unified Grocers, and Scott Campbell, director of business development of Darigold Inc., received City of Hope’s Lifetime Achievement Award for their food industry accomplishments and years of philanthropic service and commitment.
Former City of Hope patient Randy Everett, of Portland, spoke during the event and thanked supporters for backing City of Hope. Diagnosed with leukemia in 1994, he now works in cancer drug development for a pharmaceutical company.
“Please continue your efforts because there are many more folks, like myself, who will be diagnosed with a variety of cancers and life-threatening diseases,” Everett told the crowd. “Without your support, none of the fantastic research and patient care being provided at City of Hope would be possible.”
Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer, also spoke at the event, which featured a silent auction benefiting research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope. The Pacific Northwest Food Industries Circle has raised more than $15 million since starting its partnership with City of Hope two decades ago. The group unites food industry leaders in Washington and Oregon in the fight to defeat cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other major diseases.